British Sugar Plc

Level 3 Process Engineering Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

British Sugar Plc (Employer)

Cogent Ssc Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £19,800.00
40.0 hours per week The programme involves a combination of shift patterns as well as day release to attend the formal training workshops with our provider. Shifts to be confirmed
30 months (duration)
10 October 2022(start date)
Science manufacturing technician (apprenticeship standard)
5 October 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Would you like an Apprenticeship with a Company that prides itself on Innovation, Sustainability and Manufacturing Excellence? Are you looking to learn through a mix of study and practical experience? If the answer is yes, read on to find out more about our Level 3 Process Engineering Apprenticeship.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • A typical day on site starts with a shift handover and briefing to bring you up to speed with your priorities for the day
  • You then work across various areas of the factory monitoring plant equipment, reviewing laboratory data and making adjustments to the process of making sugar as required
  • With the support of your manager, you will need to use your technical knowledge gained at college to make decisions, solve problems and carry out routine inspections and maintenance tasks

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • You will gain a Level 3 City & Guilds qualification in Process Technology from studying with our training provider, as well as various British Sugar internal and industry related courses to help you in your development
  • We will develop your communications skills, problem solving and team working skills throughout the scheme using coaches and mentoring sessions, as well as through an Outward Bound programme in the Lake District

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On successful completion of the scheme you have the opportunity to become a qualified shift Technician where you will work both individually and as part of a manufacturing team
  • The factory operations are large scale fast moving process plants where every day is different, they operate 24/7 and are controlled by the very latest sophisticated control systems
  • You will become an integral part of a team monitoring and operating the plant, processing the sugar beet crop to produce products such as sugar, animal feeds, bio gas, and bioethanol

Reality Check

Candidates must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours, which will involve following a shift pattern, working at night, weekends and over public holidays. The roles are based at our Bury St Edmunds Factory site.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Time Management, Impact of Work, Passion for learning, Tenacity

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent a Science (Grade Level 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 5 or C+ (or higher)) Essential
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